All of Earth’s Land Could Come Together and Form New Supercontinent Says Scientists

According to scientists, the land on Earth is gradually merging together to form one enormous supercontinent. All of the world’s continents are expected to drift toward one another during the next 300 million years, creating a new supercontinent dubbed Amasia.

Slowly Coming

The Pacific Ocean may fully close up as a result of the protracted process. Researchers from Curtin University recently published a new study that looked into the future to see what the geography of Earth would look like.

Newer Masses

Chuan Huang, the study’s lead author, and his team employed 4D geodynamic modeling of the tectonic plates to determine why earlier supercontinents, such Pangea Ultima and Novopangea, originated in distinct ways. Extroversion or introversion are the two basic ways that prior masses are theorized to have developed.

A former supercontinent breaking apart created an internal body of water or ocean, which is what is meant by introversion when land masses come together and block it off. The formation of these continents over the ancient superocean, however, is extroversion. Scientists may have a better understanding of what the future holds if they can determine which of these models is most likely to occur next.



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